At Home with Bob Graham
enjoyed an 'At Home' at Books Illustrated Showroom with Bob Graham on
Sunday September 30, with visitors calling in to meet Bob and offer
congratulations on A Bus Called Heaven winning the Picture Book of the Year Award in this year's CBCA Awards.
• Paju Book City Booksori Festival
Books Illustrated presented a successful
and popular exhibition promoting Australian children’s books and culture
at the Booksori Festival, which ran from September 16 to 23. The
exhibition was generously supported by the Australian Publishers Associaition, CAL (Copyright Agency Limited), the Australia Korea Foundation, the Australian Embassy in Korea and the Paju Booksori committee.
Books Illustrated exhibition in South Korea
The heart of the exhibition was a series of promotional prints curated
for the Bologna Book Fair this year, augmented with other sections
promoting Australian Literature including Shaun Tan’s The Lost Thing DVD, Picture Books by Ann James, and a promotion of the inaurgural Australian Children’s Laureate position
held jointly by Alison Lester and Boori Monty Pryor. As well as an
event for publishers, we ran illustration workshops for children and
adults, with the help of volunteers to assist in translation and
• Continuing exhibtions in Seoul!
After meetings held in Soeul, we are
delighted to announce that this exhibition will remain in South Korea to
be exhibited at the National Library for Children & Young Adults
from November 17 to January 18, and then from January 21 to
February 16, 2013 at the Korean Foundation Cultural Gallery. These
exhibitions will be supported by the Australia Korea Foundation and The
Australian Embassy in South Korea.
The Booksori festival was held at Paju Book City about
an hour and a half drive north west of Seoul. It is an inspiring
concept - a specially designed city focussing on and celebrating books.
The modern architect designed buildings house publishers, designers,
printers, libraries, bookshops, galleries and a marvellous museum for
paper. The Booksori Festival, which began in 2011, is being developed as
a mecca for the international publishing Industry.
The program featured talks for writers, poets and academics from around
the world and the Paju Booksori Asian Book Awards (which we attended)
were a reassuring reminder that books are precious and transend cultural
and political boundaries, with talks by representative intellectuals
from Japan and China.
The city has also recently become a member of the IOB (International Organization of Booktowns), so they hosted a symposium for the International Organization of Booktowns. Australia's own booktown, Clunes, had
also recently joined the IOB, so it was fun for us to share in the
excitement with the three Aussie representatives from Clunes, who hosted
a fabulous Australian event, supported by Tourism Victoria and
featuring Australian wines of course!
Other international booktowns represented incuded Norway, Sweden, Malaysia and Taiwan.
Left to right: Graham Johnstone (Cunes Bookstown) , Tess Brady (Clunes Booktown) , Jinny Lee
from the Australian Embassy in Seoul, Tim Hayes (Clunes Booktown) and Hans Jorgen Morch from Norway.
More information and photos on our South Korean Exhibitions see our blog ...
Check out our website for new books and prints now in stock at Books Illustrated, including a number of beautiful images from these illustrators ...
from We have no Plans Today, Published by Penguin Books, 2012.
Meet Anna Walker on Sunday October 13 on our stand at Fed Square Book Market ....
From Rudie Nudie, published by HarperCollins
Current Illustration Exhibitions
Don't miss the last days of this exhibition of contemporary book illustration - closes October 7!
The exhibition, curated by Customs House Gallery is showing at
Blarney Books, 37 James St in lovely Port Fairy - a great day
trip for the school holidays!
Open Thursday to Sunday 11am to 4pm.
Illustrations by - Sarah Davis, Sue deGennaro, Walter Di Qual, Leigh Hobbs, Chris McKimmie,
Andrew McLean, David Miller, Cat Rabbit & Isobelle Knowles, Sonnia martinez, Lucia Masciullo,
Craig Smith, Shaun Tan, Anna walker and Bruce Whatley.
Art by Cris McKimmie from Alex and the Watermelon Boat published by Allen & Unwin.
This month Books Illustrated will be at Federation Square on:
• October 13 - Meet Anna Walker between 1pm and 4pm and celebrate the release of her two new picture books Peggy, published by Scholastic and We have no plans Today, written by Jane Godwin & published by Penguin.
Watch Anna illustrate and get a book personally signed!
The Federation Square Book Market runs
each Saturday from 10am to 5pm. Books Illustrated attends on one
Saturday a month - usually the second Saturday of the month when we
feature a new book or an illustrator demonstrating on the Atrium